Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa and Janine Fron
Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas
"Chicago Photography: Traditional, Virtual, Sensual", Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, February 14–March 15, 2003
A painterly mountainscape inspired by Martyl's "Tent Rocks" looms in the background, ominously juxtaposed with Martyl's "Doomsday Clock", initially designed in 1947 as a magazine cover for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The clock is instantly recognized as a symbol of the nuclear arms race. Its relevance is of even more importance today, with rogue nations now admitting to possessing nuclear weapons, and recent increased terrorist activity. We can only hope this work is not a symbol of what is to come, as we try to make light of the dark humor in the title—"Have a Nice Day".